Queensland tilers earn 51% more in 2017, making them the best paid tradies in Australia

Queensland tilers earn 51% more in 2017, making them the best paid tradies in Australia
Queensland tilers earn 51% more in 2017, making them the best paid tradies in Australia

Tilers in Queensland have taken a 51 percent pay rise after falling significantly short of the national average 2016, with hourly rates nearly $10 below the national average at the end of the financial year.

Tilers now earn 7 per cent more than the national average at $59.25/hour, making them the best paid in Australia.

Overall tradies in Queensland have strongly benefitted from the housing construction boom with a 9 per cent rise in hourly rates over the past year.

In the last quarter alone prices have surged by 3 per cent according to new data released by find-a-tradie site ServiceSeeking.com.au.

So what can you expect to pay for a tradie over the upcoming months?

 

Tradies that have had the most growth this year:

  • Tilers are up by 51% to $59.93/hour
  • Builders are up by 17% to $72.93/hour
  • Painters are up by 9% to $48.11/hour

 

Landscapers and plasterers were not so fortunate, experiencing a drop in prices by 3% and 1% respectively.

 

Tradies that earn highest above the national hourly average:

  • Painters are 8% above national hourly average
  • Builders are also 8% above the national hourly average
  • Tilers are 7% above the national hourly average
  • Plasterers are 5% above the national hourly average at $50.93/hour

 

Tradies that fall below the national hourly average:

  • Carpenters are 7% below the national hourly average at $60.22/hour
  • Electricians are 6% below the national hourly average at $75.15/hour
  • Plumbers are 3% below the national hourly average at $82.64/hour

 

Hourly rates are “gross” rates and aside from including the cost of labour, also cover the cost of running the business including insurance, tools, work vehicles, insurance and superannuation.

The prices were derived by comparing a sample of 52,000 quotes submitted during the FY18 Q1 through ServiceSeeking.com.au, the website for getting any job done.

 

Queensland Tradie Price Index

Industry

FY18-Q1

FY17-Q1

Yearly Change

FY17Q4

Quarterly Change

National Average FY18-Q1

% Diff on average

Builder

$72.93

$62.35

17%

$68.30

7%

$67.83

8%

Carpenter

$60.22

 $56.85

6%

$60.90

-1%

$61.28

-7%

Electrician

$75.15

$73.03

3%

$74.10

1%

$77.59

-6%

Landscaper

$56.00

 $58.00

-3%

$56.90

-2%

$54.16

3%

Painter

$48.11

$44.33

9%

$45.30

6%

$44.42

8%

Plasterer

$50.93

$51.41

-1%

$49.60

3%

$48.58

5%

Plumber

$82.64

$79.77

4%

$79.20

4%

$85.57

-3%

Tiler

$59.93

 $39.70

51%

$55.10

9%

$55.85

7%

Average

$63.24

$58.18

9%

$61.20

3%

$61.91

2%

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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